Alliant Energy Seeks Approval For Half-Gigawatt Wind Expansion


Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility subsidiary is seeking approval from the Iowa Utilities Board to add up to 500 MW of wind energy in Iowa.

The company received approval in 2016 for a similar expansion. The combined projects would represent a $1.8 billion investment and add up to 1 GW of new wind generation in Iowa – enough to power up to 430,000 Iowa homes a year.

“The customers and communities we serve will benefit from this cost-effective clean energy,” states Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “Our wind projects will help keep energy costs stable over the long term for customers.”

“Iowa has seen tremendous benefits from the expansion of the wind energy industry in our state,” says Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture. “We appreciate Alliant Energy continuing to invest in wind and other renewable energy sources to power our state.”

The company expects the board to make its decision in early 2018.

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